6 Rentboys Tell All: What Did The Rentboy Bust Do to the Hustler Economy?

On August 25, the feds shut down Rentboy.com, declaring it an "internet brothel." The website, which was founded in 1996, featured the paid profiles of male escorts and enabled potential customers to contact them directly. It made escorting more entrepreneurial, more private, and almost certainly less dangerous, since it didn't involve frequenting shady locations to attract clientele or payoffs to anyone pimplike.

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